We consist of dedicated individuals with a diverse background ranging from ecology through economy and policy to geography. We focus on biodiversity and the well-being of society, sufficient energy use, socio-economic transition and transformation as well as behaviour change. For this we carry out research, we measure impacts, we provide advice and we do projects. We involve multiple stakeholders, we build dialogues and bridges. We bring experience and networks from both Western and Eastern Europe.

Equipped for co-creative urban biodiversity

The Co-Bio (Co-creating Biodiversity in Urban Areas) project had its Train-the-Trainers event in Athens last month, which equipped partners with the necessary co-creation methods, mindset, tools, and insights for urban biodiversity enhancement to act as effective facilitators in their national case development process. During the event, we shared our project-related experiences, dilemmas, and methods, while…

New article on biodiversity mainstreaming co-authored by GreenFormation founder

Almost 200 countries have pledged to integrate biodiversity targets into policies across various sectors, but these efforts have largely failed due to non-binding commitments, vague targets, insufficient resources – and mostly, due to lack of willingness to prioritise biodiversity. Research led by Utrecht University and UFZ Helmholz Centre, co-authored by GreenFormation founder, indicates that current…

Training on Surviving the Future!

GDP, material consumption, and energy consumption are very much intertwined. Until we insist on economic growth to deliver well-being, material and energy consumption will rise, while biodiversity, and well-being supporting natural services will keep on diminishing. Even though there are top-down tools and methods targeting explicitly or indirectly absolute energy use reduction, decision-makers are postponing…

Flowers

Stay tuned for Co-Bio news

The Co-Bio (Co-creating Biodiversity in Urban Areas) project started last October with seven partners from six countries in Europe aiming to enhance urban biodiversity through co-creation. Check out the first newsletter of the project summarising the project’s goals and activities. Currently, project partners are revealing the state-of-the-art of co-creating urban biodiversity in participant countries. For…

GreenFormation contributes to establishing Budapest’s Degrowth Doughnut

To avoid climate catastrophe, biodiversity collapse, and their grave negative impacts on human wellbeing, systematic and radical approaches are needed. We need to replace the current consumption-driven economic paradigm with alternative solutions, aiming to maximise environmental and social benefits and minimise trade-offs between meeting basic needs and crossing ecological limits.  The Degrowth Doughnut model is…

Time for Change

GreenFormation participates in COST action project, TransformERS about sustainable transformation

With the participation of GreenFormation, a new COST Action project kicked off in Brussels on 31st October to help align transformation research. The TransformERS (Transformations international Experience and Research network for Sustainable futures) project is based on the premise that socially just and sustainable transformation is needed to avoid further grave impacts of climate change…

GreenFormation contributes to a new project on co-creating urban biodiversity

The Co-Bio (Co-creating Biodiversity in Urban Areas) project, started in October 2023, aims to support the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030 with the concrete focus of urban biodiversity. Together with seven partners from all around Europe, GreenFormation will work for enhancing urban biodiversity through co-creative processes. We are responsible for one of the main outcomes of…